What Montgomery County residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7.

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country were registered Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.

The nationwide campaign comes nearly two weeks before the Oct. 7 voter registration deadline for Texans to cast ballots in the Nov. 5 election. A completed and signed application is also required by this deadline for those who have had recent name and/or address changes.

Montgomery County voters may be electing new school board members or city council members and voting on constitutional amendments, among other ballot items. Early voting kicks off Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1 statewide.

Citizens can confirm their voter registration status at the Montgomery County voter registrar’s website or at the Texas secretary of state’s website.

Visit www.elections.mctx.org for voting locations, sample ballots and other important information leading up to Election Day.

Registration eligibility laws require applicants to:

  • be at least 18 years old;

  • be a United States citizen;

  • not have been determined by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

  • not have been finally convicted of a felony—or, if convicted, to have fully discharged the sentence, completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and

  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made.

Those who have not yet registered to vote have several options:

Completed applications can be mailed at least 30 days prior to the election to:

Suzie Harvey
Elections Administrator
P.O. Box 2646
Conroe, Texas 77305-2646

By Andy Li


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